Best Of Minnesota
Thousands of votes came in over the last couple of weeks, as we tried to find the best ski area in the state. Places a little closer to metro like Wild Mountain got huge support on Facebook. But the spot with the most votes lies just an hour from the Canadian border — Lutsen Mountains on Lake Superior’s North Shore.
The increase in new restaurants around the metro area signals a growing interest for inventive bites. Check out this list to see what 2012 brought to the mouths of Minnesotans.
The aptly named Bread & Chocolate in St. Paul is home to WCCO viewer’s favorite hot chocolate.
With a new year comes new musical acts. Check out what artists 2013 has in store for Minnesotans.
For a Jewish kid from the East Coast, Cecils Deli in St. Paul, might be the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Looking for a local cover band that plays your favorite tunes? Check out this list for some of the best cover bands in Minnesota.
It doesn’t get any more authentic than cutting down your favorite Christmas tree by hand.
Minnesota is a state of hunters and fishermen, so there aren’t many things more important than meat.
This time of year, it seems like pumpkin makes its way into just about everything. WCCO viewers picked the place with the best pumpkin pie in Minnesota, and this location has been serving up over-sized treats for decades.
With Halloween just around the corner, haunted houses are popping up all over the Twin Cities.
WCCO viewers picked Gasthof’s in northeast Minneapolis as the best place to celebrate Oktoberfest.
While Sweetland Orchard out of Webster, Minn., lost close to 90 percent of its crop – as many orchards had a tough 2012 – they were still able to churn out what WCCO viewers called the Best Apple Cider in Minnesota.
In the Gopher Conference, you’ve got to be tough. Blooming Prairie sports teams are surrounded by fearsome creatures such as Panthers, Tigers, Buccaneers and Bulldogs.
Where’s the best place to proudly tout your maroon and gold gear? WCCO viewers picked the Best Sports Bar near the U as Stub & Herbs.
When you think barbecue meccas, you probably don’t think of Minnesota. But there are some hidden gems around our state.
Earlier this week, Gov. Mark Dayton declared it Farmers Market Week in Minnesota. That’s a big deal, since there are more than 150 farmers markets statewide.
WCCO viewers voted and what’s the best hiking trail in Minnesota? It’s on the North Shore — Superior Hiking Trail.
WCCO-TV’s Matt Brickman was looking for the perfect spot to take his wife to celebrate her new job, so he asked you for the “Best Steak in Minnesota” and you filled his Twitter stream with dozens of restaurants.
Fishing is one of the most popular outdoor activities there is to do in Minnesota during the summer.
We’re fresh off of July 4, so if it doesn’t feel like summer for you yet — especially after the week we’ve had — maybe this will help: roller coasters.
When we asked for your help finding the best record store in Minnesota, it was kind of a no-brainer. There aren’t a ton of these places left, and there certainly aren’t many as legendary as the Electric Fetus in Minneapolis.
Right now, there’s close to 50 food trucks on the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul. In fact, if you walk down Marquette Avenue in Minneapolis on a workday, you’re going to pass about 15 to 20 food trucks.
When it comes to burgers, malts and car-hops, viewers picked the best locale as the Peppermint Twist, situated just 30 minutes west of the Twin Cities.
Whether you’re looking for just the right clothing for one of your own or a niece or nephew, check out our list of some of the best places for baby clothes in the Twin Cities.
Where’s the best ice cream in Minnesota? WCCO viewers led Matt Brickman to Nelson’s Ice Cream in Stillwater.